AutoCAD MEP Subscription Renewal software automates drafting tasks, helping to enhance productivity, improve accuracy, and enable smooth integrations of discipline-specific design and documentation tools. Whether a building project is led by an architect or developed by a team of engineering professionals, AutoCAD MEP helps design teams decrease coordination issues, save time spent on repetitive tasks, and deliver projects faster with higher quality documentation.
Automated Property Set Definitions
Automatically attach and modify property set definitions.
Command Line Search | MEP Systems and Styles
Add existing systems and styles more quickly.
Project information file backup
Restore corrupted files with project backup
Annotation and Unit Scaling
Objects and text change along with drawing units.
Display Order by Layer
Set an order for layers and preview your changes.
Set to Layer Zero
Change the layer of drawing entities in one click
Make changes to components as your design changes.
More Accurate Designs
Easily assess designs, sizing, and system balances with integrated calculators that help increase accuracy and reduce errors.
Coordinate Design Information
Minimize requests for information (RFIs) and costly design changes in the field by providing more accurate and consistent construction documents.
Take advantage of architectural and structural plans developed using AutoCAD-based software applications to help extended teams better coordinate and collaborate with professionals from other disciplines.
Familiar AutoCAD Environment
AutoCAD MEPis built on AutoCAD software and provides access to all of the familiar commands.
Industry-Based or Task-Based Workspaces
If you work in a multidisciplinary firm and perform several different design tasks, such as both HVAC and piping systems designs, workspaces are particularly useful for saving user interface configurations that are tailored to specific tasks and for easily switching between them as needed.
Enhanced schematic tool palettes logically group commonly used tools, so users can more easily create riser diagrams and schematic plans. The Properties palette provides a central location for viewing, adding, and modifying the properties of an MEP object or element.
Fabrication for MEP Contractors
With smoother integration of fabrication partner tools intoAutoCAD MEPsoftware, MEP designers, drafters, and contractors can utilize their AutoCAD MEP design for the fabrication of sheet metal, plumbing, and piping, making it easier to create shop drawings.
Automate your workflow by creating construction documents more efficiently with single line for design development, then converting automatically to double line for construction documents. Enhanced sizing tools help to increase drafting productivity when moving from design development.
Smart Annotation of Objects
Annotate once for all scales. Annotative text and symbols automatically change for each view based on the scale. Users can annotate objects with labels that consist of text or block definitions. The information in the label comes from object properties, such as connection size.
Engineering Display Themes
Typically, manual properties of an object-such as a duct's friction loss or velocity-are not visible in a drawing. Display themes enables the incorporation of such nongraphical data; colors, fills, or hatches can highlight objects that meet criteria you established in a display-theme style. Also use the display theme By Pressure Class to visually show the high, medium, and low pressure per piping class to more easily identify potential design flaws.
Designers and drafters can schedule engineering system data, calculate values, and use new table styles to lay out room and analysis schedules. Schedules are automatically updated as the design changes, which helps to reduce errors and save time. Create schedules as you lay out your design, and see the schedule populate automatically.
Seamless Sections and Elevations
No longer wait until the end of your design process to create sections and elevations; instead, quickly create them at any time. You can control the size and shape of the section you generate and assign materials to the section for an optimal visual representation of the sectioned objects.
Formalize and automate the processes related to building system design and documentation. When project files are managed with this feature, you have greater consistency in all aspects of the project, and everyone on the design team has a centralized project environment for accessing the most current documents. Powerful linking features help ensure that source files are distributed over many different locations on a computer or on a network, so different people can work simultaneously on the same project.